Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 July 2077 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 July 2077 at 00:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2077 after 11 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 959 of Meeus index or 1912 from Brown series.
Length of current 959 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 960 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
13 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2077 at 14:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2077 at 07:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 257 km (251 194 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 16 July 2077 at 02:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 July 2077 at 13:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 July 2077 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.808°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.863° in the next southern standstill on 2 August 2077 at 02:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.